Does your electricity bill spike during pool season? For many pool owners, the problem is a pump that demands a lot of energy.
Pool pumps are the heart of your pool’s circulation system. However, the problem with most pumps is that they run at full power all day, circulating water far more frequently than what’s needed to keep your pool clean and healthy.
|Pumping Hours Per Day||Monthly Kilowatt Hours for a 1 Horsepower Motor||Monthly Kilowatt Hours for a 1.5 Horsepower Motor||Monthly Kilowatt Hours for a 2 Horsepower Motor|
|2||64 kWh||98 kWh||126 kWh|
|4||128 kWh||196 kWh||252 kWh|
|6||192 kWh||294 kWh||378 kWh|
|8||256 kWh||392 kWh||504 kWh|
|10||320 kWh||490 kWh||630 kWh|
|12||384 kWh||588 kWh||756 kWh|
|24||768 kWh||1176 kWh||1512 kWh|
In the 12 daily off-peak energy hours when the demand for electricity is lowest in Ontario, a kilowatt hour costs 8 cents. The six mid-peak hours are priced at 12.2 cents per kilowatt hour. In the remaining on-peak hours, a kilowatt hour costs 16.1 cents.
If you run a 1.5 horsepower pump for 24 hours a day, you’ll add $130 a month to your utility bill.
But many energy-efficient pumps can slash costs by 75%-80%, saving you almost $100 a month!
Product Spotlight: Pentair’s SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Pump
If you’re looking for an affordable pool pump that saves energy, try the SuperFlo VS by Pentair. This pump can reduce your hydro bill by 80%! Click here to view details.
The SuperFlo VS is easy to program and operate and the 24-hour clock is part of a straightforward control panel. It gives you complete control over when the pump runs and rests.
You can choose between three speeds, which allow you to circulate pool water less frequently per day. This results in significant cost savings.
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